‘A child’s mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support. No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm, and we really should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties’
Duchess of Cambridge
We want our children to have a spark and a zest for life which enables them to aim high and make the most of opportunities that come their way. However, we understand that sometimes children may feel as if their spark has dimmed a little and so our aim is to support the children and give them coping mechanisms so that they feel happy, safe and secure.
Children’s wellbeing is driven throughout the curriculum where we work to develop confidence, resilience and self-esteem and in addition to this, we also have interventions in place for when children may need a little more help. This includes Doodle Bugs and Mersey Beats that use art as a form of creative expression and support from our Learning Mentor and Pastoral Team. Our children also benefit from time in our allotment and with our animals which helps them to relax and self regulate.